Ever since I reported about the brutal killing of 8-year-old Sameer Ahmad Rah in August 2010 by a pack of Indian special forces commandoes, I’ve been haunted by that little guy & by the terror he must have felt. I think about him all the time & I’m sure I’m not the only one. The violation & murder of a little boy is in a sadistic realm all its own. You never know what to do with the memory of that kind of human suffering. But we should pay tribute to one of the youngest victims of colonial occupation & keep his sweet soul in mind in building a movement to demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all Indian troops from Kashmir.
May he Rest In Peace.
(Sameer Ahmad Rah by American artist Lori Dee Desgranges)